The Society of St. Hugh of Cluny
St. Mary Church, Norwalk, Announces Holy Week Schedule
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:18:44 +0000
Here are excerpts from pastor Father Richard Cipolla’s bulletin announcement about Holy Week: Next week begins the most important week in the Liturgical Year, the week we call Holy. It is these days that we recall in the deepest liturgical sense those events in the life of our Lord Jesus Christ that bought us our […]
“Jesus Hid Himself” Passion Sunday Sermon by Fr. Cipolla
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 03:07:22 +0000
Sermon for Passion Sunday, St. Mary Church in Norwalk, CT March 18, 2018 Fr. Richard Cipolla They therefore picked up stones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself and went out from the temple. (John: 8:58-59) Where did he go? Jesus hid himself. Hide and go seek? That children’s game that has its roots […]
First Notice: Lecture by Roberto de Mattei in Norwalk on April 9
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:52:31 +0000
The Society of St Hugh of Cluny and the parish of St Mary, Norwalk will be sponsoring a lecture by Prof. Roberto de Mattei on Monday, April 9 at the church of St Mary’s  Norwalk, CT. I doubt Roberto de Mattei needs an introduction on this blog! The lecture will follow a festive Mass for the Feast of […]
Traditional Masses for St. Joseph’s Day
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:40:57 +0000
Monday, March 19 is the Feast of St. Joseph. These churches will offer the traditional Mass: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 259 Oliver Street, Newark, Solemn Mass, 7 pm. Coffee and refreshments served after mass in Rectory. Rev Msgr Joseph F. Ambrosio, Celebrant and Pastor. St. Mary Church, Norwalk, CT, low Mass, 7:30 am. […]
From among the Ruins
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 18:03:23 +0000
Among the Ruins: the Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church by Paul L. Williams Prometheus Books, Amherst, New York 2017 We seem to be “on a roll”: new books on the manifold Catholic crises appear now almost weekly. No sooner had I written about the Catholic “decline and fall” genre when a new […]
Traditional Mass in Kearny, NJ
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:45:30 +0000
St. Stephen’s Church in Kearny, New Jersey, will celebrate a Missa Cantata on Easter Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 p.m. This will be the second Traditional Latin Mass at the parish since the changes of Vatican II and the first time that the pastor, the Very Reverend Joseph Mancini, will celebrate the Traditional Liturgy.
Traditional Masses for the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows
Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:02:48 +0000
On Friday, March 23, the following churches will commemorate the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a traditional Mass: St Mary Church, Greenwich, CT, Solemn Mass, 7:30 pm (stained glass window above from this church) Most Precious Blood Church, Little Italy, New York (113 Baxter Street), Solemn Mass, 7:15 pm  (see information below) […]
Catholic Artists Society: Evening of Recollection
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 20:25:43 +0000
Music for a Holy Roman Empress
Tue, 13 Mar 2018 00:58:32 +0000
The ancient Christian empire seems to be gaining more and more attention – despite recent denunciations by Team Francis. Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of hearing a 17th century Holy Week oratorio by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, written in 1678 for Emperor Leopold I. Just this last Saturday we attended the performance of a […]
The Church of the Martyrs
Mon, 12 Mar 2018 03:30:50 +0000
(Above) Image of the Twenty-one in a revived “Coptic” style. The common people usually prefer cruder but more expressive images. Die 21: Eine Reise ins Land der koptischen Martyrer (The 21: A Journey to the Land of the Coptic Martyrs) 2018 Rowohlt Verlag G.m.b.H. Reinbeck bei Hamburg The image on the cover of a magazine […]